Celebrate the vibrant red and pink rhododendron blooms on the North Coast at Eureka's Rhododendron Parade. The whole town comes out to watch a festival of floats and marching bands parade by as they pay homage to the rhododendron.
The Parade Begins at 7th & E streets at 10:00am - see map, second image
Parade Travel route is East on 7th Street South on H Street West on Henderson Streett Parade ends at Henderson & C Street
Parade Announcer and Judging Stage will be located at Henderson & F Streets
Rhododendrons are easy enough to spot, with or without blossoms. They are evergreen bushes, up to 12 feet tall, with soft, leathery, deep green leaves 3 to 6 inches in length. Come bloom time, you can’t miss them. Their bright, rounded clusters of large, tubular flowers resemble spotlights against the dark trunks of redwood trees.
Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.